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Lawncrest-based Attack Mode Boxing sent two fighters to compete Saturday at the Pennsylvania Golden Glove Regional Championships. The event was held at Derby Ink Gardens at 820 Spring Garden St. The two boxers who represented the gym were Kieran “The Hitman” Hooks, 18, and Marquis Dacres, 25…. Read More
PhillyRising is relatively new to Lawncrest, a neighborhood located in the 2nd Police District. Citron said he spent time building connections within the community before launching the program on March 15, 2012.
“When we did our initial mappings for possible PhillyRising neighborhoods, Frankford met all of our standard criteria but we also knew we would expand into Lawncrest,” Citron said…. Read More
A park cleanup and Veteran’s Day ceremony, a five-block cleanup and a neighborhood watch walk-through were just some of the successes highlighted during a PhillyRising meeting at the Lawncrest Library on Tuesday night.
The Star Spangled Banner rang out as Joe O’Rourke, a veteran from the Vietnam War, raised the American flag at the Lawncrest Recreation Center on Rising Sun Avenue during a Veterans Day ceremony this morning.
Residents of Lawncrest gave their support and appreciation to veterans from the Vietnam, Korean, Iraq and Afghanistan wars…. Read More
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission held its second public meeting for the Lower Northeast District. Residents from the five neighborhoods of Frankford, Northwood, Oxford Circle, Lawncrest and Summerdale met at Saint Martin of Tours School recently to learn and discuss the possible future of their neighborhoods…. Read More
Bobby Henon, 6th District City Councilman, spoke to the Lawncrest Civic Association recently regarding several pieces of legislation including his highly supported Bad Neighbor Initiative.
Henon’s focus with this Initiative is on negligent homeowners, absentee landlords and slumlords who have violations against their properties…. Read More
James Goins, otherwise known as “Cory Kastle” to wrestling fans across the United States, was getting ready for one of his biggest shows ever when his life took a sudden turn for the worse.
On the same day Goins was to take part in a wrestling card at the Reading Phillies game last August, the Lawncrest native had a seizure in the shower, fell and hit his head on the bathroom sink…. Read More
Sheryle Nash said she never knew her family lived near a basement stained with dog blood.
“The neighborhood is already messed up,” Nash said. “I didn’t know people ever [held dogfights] around here.”
Police and Pennsylvania SPCA officers arrested two people Wednesday evening from a house on the 400 block of East Cheltenham Avenue…. Read More
A preacher is standing on a street corner in a white jacket with a megaphone. He is wearing an “I Love Jesus” cap and spouting his message loudly to oblivious passersby on Rising Sun Avenue in the Lawndale section of Northeast Philadelphia…. Read More
Lawncrest has gone through a drastic change in the eyes of the people who have lived there all their lives. A community that once was solely described as a close-knit, working class residency is now suffering from a spate of robberies, violence and an overabundance of trash, unkept houses and fear…. Read More